Light, Darkness And Everything In-Between


Ignite a match in a room without light, and darkness recedes; what was once a black place is now revealed containing all sorts of objects to stimulate the imagination. Depending on the size of the match and the length of time its aglow, light will leave impressions upon the memory of things that existed before its presence.

Light, it seems, is needed to see a path across whatever space is perceived although some claim that another sense is at work during the play of the collective five senses thought necessary for insight and consciousness. However, when pressed to be more specific, no one has been able to categorize  them as anything more then some kind of extra sensory perception open for interpretation until the level of instrumentality allows science to verify and reproduce the results, suggesting more questions.

In a group of three, a scientist would argue that without the presence of these two conditions, an occurrence cannot be classified as a fact. The theologian might point out that belief and faith can be as real as any fact, while a  philosopher might say, “listen”, from a theological prospective, darkness is associated with evil rather than the unknown suggesting that the course of action to eliminate darkness is to destroy evil, rather than transmute it and make it part of the light and by so doing, changing the balance between good and evil. Perhaps a more appropriate description for this process is illumination which is why you need the match to create the light in the first place.

“So, who or what created the match?”